Translation of evitar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 (eludir, huir de) to avoid evita entrar en discusiones con él avoid getting into arguments with him para evitar problemas decidí no ir to avoid problems I decided not to go ¿por qué me estás evitando? why are you avoiding me? 1.2 (impedir) to avoid, prevent se podría haber evitado la tragedia the tragedy could have been avoided o averted o prevented haremos lo posible para evitarlo we'll do everything we can to avoid o/or prevent it para evitar que sufran to avoid o/or prevent them suffering 1.3 (ahorrar) to save una simple llamada nos habría evitado muchas molestias a simple phone call would have saved us a lot of trouble así les evitarás muchos quebraderos de cabeza that way you'll save them a lot of worry por esta ruta evitas tener que pasar por el centro if you go this way you avoid going through o/or it saves you going through the center
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (evitarse)
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